Free Bird Avoidance Lines

Don’t forget, we have free bird avoidance lines available at the PVOA office. Stop by on week days from 9-12 to pick them up.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Free Bird Avoidance Lines

Sablefish Pots Opening Date, Pot Tags, and VMS

The longline season will open on March 11, it is also official now that the effective date for longline pot gear in the GOA sablefish IFQ fishery will also be March 11, 2017: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-02-07/pdf/2017-02463.pdf If you are planning on using pot gear this season, you will need pot tags and a VMS system. The Pot Tag Request form is available from this webpage: https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/fisheries-applications Pacific States and NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement have a collaborative reimbursement program for OLE approved VMS systems: http://www.psmfc.org/program/vessel-monitoring-system-reimbursement-program-vms OLE approved VMS systems for the Alaska Region are; Skymate l1500 VMS, CLS America Triton Advanced, CLS America Thorium TST A2.0, CLS America Read more...
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sablefish Pots Opening Date, Pot Tags, and VMS

Dockside Exams in Petersburg and New Fire Extinguisher Requirements

Don’t forget, the USCG will be in Petersburg February 7-10 for dockside exams, you can sign-up at the Harbor Master office. I have had some questions about new fire extinguisher regulations. Attached to this email is a flier explaining it all. If you have the non-refillable extinguishers, these are usually white aluminum cans with plastic handles, these must be replaced every twelve years. They also need to be inspect annually by the vessel owner/operator or crew and initialed and dated on the can. If you have the refillable extinguishers, these are usually red or yellow steel cans with aluminum handles, they are dry chemical or CO2. Dry chemical cans must be inspected by a licensed individual annually and must also be emptied and refilled every 6 years. Every 12 years they have Read more...
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Dockside Exams in Petersburg and New Fire Extinguisher Requirements

2017 Catch Limits

To view the 2017 Catch Limits compared to recent years click here.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2017 Catch Limits

AMSEA Course and Dockside Exams in Petersburg this February

AMSEA will be holding courses in Petersburg next month. Monday, February 6th, from 8am to 7pm they will hold a one day Drill Conductor Workshop. This course will not have a pool session, but will focus on cold water survival, EPIRBS, flares, Maydays, man overboard recovery, emergency drills, and more. Tuesday, February 7, from 8am to 2pm they will hold a Stability Awareness and Damage Control class. This course focuses on the basics of stability, owner responsibilities and requirements, damage control, and more. Classes are free to commercial fishermen. To register, follow the links from www.amsea.org, or call 907-747-3287. The flier for the classes is attached to this email. The USCG will be here from February 7-10 to conduct dockside exams. To sign-up, please stop by the Harbor Read more...
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on AMSEA Course and Dockside Exams in Petersburg this February

Scow Bay Development Meeting

On January 19th, at 1pm on the second floor of the PIA building (this is the current Assembly Chambers), there will be a Harbor Board meeting concerning the development of Scow Bay into a vessel haul out facility. Any interested parties are welcome to attend.

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Scow Bay Development Meeting

NSRAA RFP for Thomas Bay

NSRAA has an RFP out for Thomas Bay. They are looking for a contractor with a boat to help with rearing chum fry beginning this February through early June, an estimated 120 days. A general job description and requirements are listed below. 1. Labor: o A minimum of two people, from Mid-February to early June (est. 120 days), for the rearing of up to 25 million Hidden Falls hatchery chum fry with size goals and release objectives prescribed by Hatchery staff. o The contractor is expected to have a 24 hours/day, 7 days/week presence at the site. Daily tasks will be feeding to promote fry growth and health as well as maintain the nets/pens, and other infrastructure. Work day length will vary from 4-5 hrs per day at start and up to 10 plus hours per day at project end. Occasional trips Read more...
Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on NSRAA RFP for Thomas Bay